THE NEXT DAY, (June 1961) at 4:30 P.M., the darshan began and lovers from all over India streamed in to take advantage of it. Lovers from Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh led by Pukar were there. Also present were C. D. Deshmukh, Bal Natu, and hundreds of other devotees. Some children danced for Baba, and also there was a singing performance. Maharani Shantadevi attended the darshan. At one point, the electricity went off and portable gas lamps had to be brought to provide light.
After the usual inquiries about travel and health, Baba announced to the crowd: “You have come here to see me; but I am here to see who dares to really see me!”
He quoted one of his favorite couplets in Urdu, wherein the Master says to his devotee:
“My glory is from here to there; it has no end.
So, let me find out to what extent
you are prepared to go [sacrifice] to see my glory and how much of it you can see.”
Baba explained the couplet: “Each one can perceive my glory according to his own capacity – either small or large. My glory is boundless. I am the shoreless Ocean of Love, unmindful of filth or nectar. Anybody can come to me, but how much love one can receive depends on the receptacle he brings. If it is a cup, you can only take a cupful; if a pail, only a pailful. But once in a long while there comes the true hero, the giant in love who can gulp the Ocean itself!”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 17, p. 5827.